Go through the newsletter and find the latest highlights from Mindchangers: the International Youth Meeting held in Stuttgart, a new event in Bruxelles this coming weekend, and many more activities on migration and climate change for young and less young people! Enjoy the reading!
Mindchangers looks forward to seeing you at the Hope festival in Bruxelles!
This year, the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles is organising their Mindchangers regional event in Bruxelles from 13 to 15 October in the framework of the Hope festival for sustainable development. Highlight of the programme include an exhibition of Mindchangers granted projects in Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, awareness-raising activities led by grantees and their youths as well as discussions on sustainable development issues. See you in Bruxelles!
A look back at the International Youth Meeting
At this year’s International Youth Meeting in Stuttgart, young people from the six european project regions who are active in the current Mindchangers projects worked relentlessly hand in hand to create a first draft of the Mindchangers Stuttgart Declaration – a policy paper with recommendations to overcome the barriers to youth engagement. At the “Mindchangers Future Impact Summit – directing global change”, the resulting impulses were discussed with representatives from politics, municipalities, NGOs and academia, as well as committed partners and young people from all around the world to ensure that all different perspectives are considered in the declaration.
Partner meeting in Stuttgart
After the event, Mindchangers partners gathered to plan the activities of the fourth and final year of the project. The discussion covered the legacy of Mindchangers, namely which elements of the project are becoming part of the partners’ working method and which are finding space also outside the project.
On migrants' route: an account of the Hors-Champ project in Breil-sur-Roya by the participants
Nine of us had arranged to meet on September 2nd at the Bruxelles-South train station where the TGV set off around 6:25 AM. The group finally reached their destination 12 hours later, in Breil-sur-Roya, France. Why having chosen this particular place? Because it is where many citizens’actions take place to protect the fundamental rights of migrants.
"WE WIELS": youngsters and elders engaged on ecology, sustainability and migration through contemporary art!
Like barometers of the current climate, artists offer us their poetic vision, as an example of resilience and creativity. In the framework of WE WIELS, young participans from the ALBA association and the Anneessens Funck Institute joined by the elders from the Forest Senior Citizens’ Service visited several exhibitions from artists as diverse as they are inspiring. At the end of the project, young and less young people alike got involved in themes such as ecology, sustainability and migration throught contemporary art, looking for new and creative perspectives for the future.